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#TheLifeSoundtrack: 2000s

An evolving collection of posts about the songs that form the soundtrack of my life from the 2000s. Each song presented here hit #1 on my personal top 10 weekly music charts, which I have documented every Sunday since January 7, 2000.

1990s

1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

2000s

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

2010s

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

2020s

2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029

Playlist: Essential 2000s

Lily Allen, ‘The Fear’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for seven weeks between January 25 to March 14, 2009

Roisin Murphy, ‘Slave to Love’

This dance pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for two weeks between November 16-29, 2008

Leona Lewis, ‘Bleeding Love’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of July 20-26, 2008

Roisin Murphy, ‘Movie Star’

This dance pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of June 29 to July 5, 2008

Roisin Murphy, ‘Off & On’

This dance pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of May 18-24, 2008

Roisin Murphy, ‘You Know Me Better’

This dance pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for two weeks between April 20 to May 3, 2008

Roisin Murphy, ‘Let Me Know’

This dance pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for six weeks between October 21 to December 1, 2007

KT Tunstall, ‘Other Side of the World’

This adult contemporary pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for five weeks between April 29 to June 2, 2007

Dixie Chicks, ‘The Long Way Around’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for two weeks between August 27 to September 9, 2006

Dixie Chicks, ‘Not Ready to Make Nice’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of May 28 to June 3, 2006